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Cooking in Calabria

Go cooking in Tropea with Tania Pascuzzi!  Tania is an an expert on the region of Calabria, as well as our local guide.  She invites you to discover the beaches of Tropea and the enogastronomy of Calabria. Learn to make authentic Calabrian cuisine with Marianna in her outdoor kitchen situated Details

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Enogastronmy

Enogastronomy in Italy is more than the pairing of food and wine, it is the art of Italian living. Italian travel and enogastronomy are a perfect pairing to experience slow travel of regional foods, wines, history, and culture of the Italian table. Giovanni Viganò – (M.E.T). Università Boccin Details

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Sculpture and Painting

Harmonious perfection imprisoned in bronze, as in the austere faces of the Riace warriors, or in mable, as in the gelid beauty of Michelangelo’s David, or again in the severe poses of Etruscan and Roman statuary. Legionary movements and personalities fixed on canvas with matchless skills by an Details

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January 1, 2012 12:04 am
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Best Opera Houses in Italy

One of the best places for opera in Italy is Le Marche. The seaside and mountain towns in this central coastal region are home to 70 historic theaters – from jewel boxes to arenas–built between the 17th and 19th centuries. You can have a step-back-in-time entertainment experience, enj Details

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October 24, 2011 3:54 am
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Urbino ~ Le Marche

Have you ever been to Urbino? If you answer no to this question, then you should feel guilty because you are missing a whole dimension of Italian civilization. ~Carlo Bo “Those who come to Urbino without knowing its history and its importance find themselves before an extraordinary surprise Details

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Torrone Sweet Torrone

Torrone: It is said that in 1441 in Cremona (Lombardia,) during the wedding of Bianca Maria Visconti and Francesco Sforza, the pastry chef at court played with a mixture of almonds, honey and white of eggs and he cooked the first “torrone”, a very special nougat shaped like the big tower name Details

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Winged Victory ~ Brescia

The original bronze Winged Victory is in the Santa Giulia Museum in Brescia, Italy. The sculpture, thought to be the Greek goddess Aphrodite, originated in the 3rd century B.C.  The wings were added to transform her into a winged victory in the 1st century B.C. The Winged Victory, also known as Details

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October 17, 2011 1:38 am
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Bars in Italy ~ A Part of Italian Life

Let’s discuss Bars in Italy Bars in Italy are a part of everyday life.  Unlike American bars, which are mostly for drinking alcoholic beverages, a bar in Italy is for having coffee, a light meal or snack and for hanging out in the neighborhood. Bars in an Italian town or neighborhood are the c Details

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The Forgiveness of Assisi

One night in 1216, while Francis was immersed in prayer, a radiant light spread through the Porziuncola (‘little portion’) and he saw above the altar Christ and his Holy Mother, surrounded by a multitude of Angels. Jesus and Mary asked Francis what he wanted for the salvation of souls Details

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The Craftsmen of Venice

The craftsmen of Venice are found in ateliers throughout the Venetian lagoon.  Here is where we find centuries of artistry and the great story of Venice.  Take a tour of the lagoon and visit the two major islands which become an opportunity to discover the glasswork furnaces of Murano and the  Details

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October 11, 2011 8:54 pm
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